ON JULY 19, 2018, 5485 SOUTH ELLIS AVENUE, “ELLIS PASSIVHAUS,” BECAME ILLINOIS' FIRST PASSIVHAUS INSTITUT (PHI) CERTIFIED BUILDING.
5485 South Ellis Ave, Chicago IL 60615.
A PHI new build or renovation routinely delivers a 90% reduction in REquired energy for thermal comfort all else equal. Given Chicago’s carbon based energy grid this means an elimination of > 80% of co2 emissions otherwise produced by the occupancy of forever while DELIVERING unsurpassed comfort and pristine indoor air quality. (www.passivehouse.com)